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Camasso, Michael J.; Jagannathan, Radha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In this article we describe the development, implementation, and some of the early impacts of Nurture thru Nature (NtN), an American after-school and summer program designed to introduce elementary school students in disadvantaged, urban public schools to natural science and environmental education. The program, which began operations in 2010 as a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Natural Resources
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Tugurian, Linda P.; Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative research explores children's environmental identity by describing how fifth grade children view their relationship with the natural world alongside their experience of elementary school science. Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 grade 5 children was supported with a survey that included responses to open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Yocco, Victor S.; Bruskotter, Jeremy; Wilson, Robyn; Heimlich, Joseph E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Effectively communicating environmental issues to motivate visitors' behavior is critical for zoos to accomplish their missions. We examined the relationship between zoo visitors' environmental concern and agreement with messages framed by environmental concern. Findings from two zoos (N = 298; N = 400), using two message formats, provided nearly…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Environmental Education, Audiences
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Stevenson, Kathryn T.; Peterson, M. Nils; Carrier, Sarah J.; Strnad, Renee L.; Bondell, Howard D.; Kirby-Hathaway, Terri; Moore, Susan E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant life experience research suggests that the presence of role models, time outdoors, and nature-related media foster pro-environmental behavior, but most research is qualitative. Based on a random sample of middle school students in North Carolina, USA, we found limited positive associations between presence of a role model and time…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Environmental Education, Correlation, Role Models
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Heffernan, Bernadette M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1998
Describes work done to provide staff of the Sandy Point Discovery Center with methods for evaluating exhibits and interpretive programming. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures were designed to assess the program's objective of estuary education. Pretest-posttest questionnaires and interviews are used to measure subjects' knowledge and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Estuaries
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Holtz, Robert E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1996
Describes survey results sent to all state environmental education coordinators designed to reveal a generalized picture of environmental education requirements, guidelines, resource materials, staff, and teacher education requirements in the United States. Includes survey. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Resource Materials, State Boards of Education
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Beiswenger, Ronald; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
A study assesses Wyoming elementary educators' (n=450) knowledge of water topics and the priority given to these topics in their curricula. Results indicate educators perceived they had inadequate knowledge of water topics and failed to give these topics priority in curricula. The need for development of elementary curriculum and workshops with…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers
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Hine, Donald W.; Gifford, Robert – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
A study examines the effect of a brief but intense antipollution message, compared to a control message, on verbal commitment and on three forms of immediate behavioral commitment of college student volunteers (n=104). Exposure to the antipollution message produced significantly more verbal commitment and financial donations but not more time…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Correlation, Donors, Environmental Education
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Kirts, Carla A.; Tumeo, Mark A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
Reports results of a survey of 36 college students who played the Commons Game. This game was developed to illustrate the behavioral patterns, complexities, and frustrations involved in management of commons resources, cited as a major concern for future generations. (10 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Educational Games
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Keen, Meg – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
A study examines the influence of a Sunship Earth education program on fifth and sixth grade students (n=578). Results indicate that students who attended the program increased their ecological knowledge significantly. Participation did not result in more positive environmental attitudes. (17 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Wilson, Ruth A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Developed a "Fostering a Love of Nature Index" to provide "best practice" guidelines for planning, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs for young children. Research used in developing this index was drawn from both the early-childhood education literature and the environmental education literature.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Guidelines
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Szagun, Gisela; Mesenholl, Elke – Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Assessed the ethical and emotional concerns about nature by West German Adolescents (n=830) aged 12, 15, and 18. Scores were highest for 12-year-olds, and 15- and 18-year-old females scored higher than their male counterparts. Each age group judged harm to ecosystems as immoral and more unacceptable than harm to humans. (Contains 21 references.)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Analysis of Variance, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Leeming, Frank C.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1995
The construction and validation of an environmental attitudes and knowledge scale designed for children is described. The scale fills a need for a research instrument with sound psychometric properties that can be used in a variety of research settings and that will allow comparisons of results across studies. (LZ)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Junior High Schools
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Mussler, Lynn M.; Malkus, Amy J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1994
Describes the development of a scale to measure environmental attitudes of grade school children. The scale items reflect children's knowledge of environmental issues, and the scale uses an age-appropriate format. The scale's 25 items were selected through item analysis from a larger pool of items. Discusses potential use for research and…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education
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Powers, Richard B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1986
Describes a simulation game that emphasizes cooperative rather than explorative strategies for managing a biological resource. Presents evaluation findings and compares student ratings with evaluations from a similar cross-cultural game. The evaluation form used is included in an appendix. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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